Just in case you missed my Monacelli Press Instagram takeover (@monacellipress), I will be posting twenty tips about ways to live creatively with heirlooms and antiques.
Tip 6: Mix the formal with the relaxed
Decorator Mary Finch likes to mix the formal with the relaxed when she sets tables for gatherings in her Birmingham home and garden, creating a sophisticated country mood whether dining indoors or out. A favorite setting for the indoor dining table combines woodland tones of antique brown and white English transferware, Mexican etched green glass stemware, and green linen napkins. Dressed up with Tiffany silver, the place settings are arranged around a centerpiece of hydrangeas arranged softly in a majolica cachepot. #setthetable #pastpresent